Charles Halle in Bonn - 1844

from Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) , pages 86-87:

At the first concert [of the Beethoven festival at Bonn] he [Liszt] played us, however, an unpardonable trick. For the opening of the programme he had composed a cantata of considerable length, devoid of interest, as the rehearsals had shown us, but which we had resigned ourselves to listen to patiently, and so we did. Hardly was it concluded, and we were preparing ourselves to enjoy Beethoven's music, when the Royalties, who had been detained until then, entered their box, and Liszt, to our dismay, began the whole cantata over again, inflicting it a second time on the immense audience, …   more >>

cite as

Charles Halle, and Marie Hallé and Charles E Halle (ed.), Life and letters of Sir Charles Hallé; being an autobiography (1819-1860) (London, 1896), p. 86-87. accessed: 23 February, 2024

location of experience: Bonn


Charles Halle
Conducting, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Franz Liszt
performed by Franz Liszt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1844
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Meg Barclay on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:33:53 +0000
Approved on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:29:12 +0100